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The Carrie Diaries First Look: Check Out Lindsey Gort (Kim Cattrall's Doppelganger) as Samantha

Kim Cattrall Samantha JonesA very familiar face is coming to The Carrie Diaries — in more ways than one — and TVLine has got your first look.

As we reported on Saturday, the CW’s prequel series to Sex and the City has cast newcomer Lindsey Gort for Season 2 in the iconic role of Samantha Jones — and she’s a dead ringer for Kim Cattrall (pictured, right), who originated the role in HBO’s groundbreaking series.

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“In another nerve-wracking search to create the amazing characters we all came to know and love on Sex and the City, we went out in search this year for a young Samantha Jones,” noted executive producer Amy B. Harris, in a statement. “Lindsey Gort walked into the room and owned the part. Funny and sexy with a whiff of vulnerability and an amazing dash of outrageousness, Lindsey is our exciting choice to play the young Samantha Jones.”

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The Carrie Diaries returns Friday, October 25 (8/7c on The CW).

Check out the first photo of Gort in character as Samanatha below, then tell us what you think. Excited to see Samantha in young Carrie’s universe? Did the producers get it right — at least looks-wise — by casting Gort? Sound off below!

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